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Best of the Best Award

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As part of the entry process, all Pursuit of Excellence enrolees are required to submit an essay describing the development and execution of a program or service that had a positive impact on those served. Participants have the option of submitting this essay for the Best of the Best Award – a program recognition in addition to the Pursuit of Excellence achievement. Best of the Best Award-winning ideas, which are selected by the Pursuit of Excellence Committee, are among the profession's mostr novel and innovative programs and servcies.

Each year, up to 10 Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients will be recognized with a Best of the Best Award. Essays are judged on the uniqueness of the idea on a national and international level, quality of implementation, overall benefit to those served, overall benefit to the funeral home and how easily the idea could be replicated or modified by another funeral home.

2014 Best of the Best

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2013 Best of the Best

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2012 Best of the Best

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2011 Best of the Best

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2010 Best of the Best:

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2009 Best of the Best:

  • Coston Funeral Homes, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City, Ind.
  • Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst, N.J.
  • Lippert-Olson Funeral Home, Sheboygan, Wis.
  • Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Forest Lake, Minn.

Click here to view the 2009 Best of the Best Essays - PDF


2008 Best of the Best:

  • Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, OH
  • Carmon Community Funeral Home, Windsor, CT
  • Coston Funeral Homes, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
  • Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Conover, NC
  • Erlewein Mortuary, Greenfield, IN
  • Funeraria San Vicente S.A., Medellin, COLOMBIA    
  • Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Cookeville, TN
  • Humphrey Funeral Service, Inc., Russellville, AR
  • Savage Funeral Service, Binghamton, NY

Click here to view the 2008 Best of the Best Essays - PDF


2007 Best of the Best

  • A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors, Troy, MI
  • Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Inc., Covington, GA
  • Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, NH
  • Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Villa Rica, GA
  • Kilpatrick Funeral Homes, West Monroe, LA
  • Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
  • West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND

Click here to view the 2007 Best of the Best Essays - PDF


2006 Best of the Best

  • Carmon Community Funeral Home, Windsor, CT
  • DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City, IN
  • Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Spokane, WA
  • Kilpatrick Funeral Homes, West Monroe, LA
  • Patti Funeral Directors, Inc., Fort Lee, NJ
  • Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens, MI
  • Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home, Brighton, IL
  • Waller Funeral Home, Oxford, MS
  • Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors, Royal Oak, MI

Click here to view 2006 Best of the Best Essays - PDF



If your firm would like to be among this respected group, please indicate it by checking the appropriate box on the Pursuit of Excellence registration form and submitting the proper documentation. 


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